For reservation outside of the USA, please contact Debi. Take a pelagic seabird trip … Sometimes, the winds kick up in the afternoon forcing an early return. Although these trips concentrate on seabirds, we also see a variety of whales, dolphins, sea otters and other marine life. Wendy S wrote a review Oct 2016. Sunday October 17 (8 hr) Monterey Bay is about two hours south of San Francisco, and Bodega Bay is a little less than two hours north of San Francisco. Monterey Bay Pelagic Bonanza Report for September 2016 September 3, 2016 August 19, 2016 Beth Hamel Photos August 26, 2016 ... 29 August 2008 Linda Terrill trip report on Debi's blog August 22, 2008 on Debi's blog August 15, 2008 from Linda Terrill on Debi's blog. Contact us for details. Monterey Bay Whale Watch: Excellent birding pelagic with whales thrown in! WEATHER is rarely a problem inside sheltered Monterey Bay. Take your binoculars and camera and go hiking. monterey/santa cruz counties: laysan albatross- 0/1. seasickness medicine (Bonine or Dramamine 2) is highly recommended Up and down! My recommendation for a first trip is to go out from Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay is a fantastic place, and all the good stuff can show up there, so I suggest you begin your pelagic birding … Date of experience: September 2017. sooty shearwater- 3500/100. Spend several days offshore over deep-water canyons, underwater seamounts, and around islands of the southern California bight. Trips offered are Monterey Submarine Canyon (8 hours) $70 per person, offshore Albacore Grounds (12 hours) and Davidson Seamount (24 hour deepwater pelagic). San Diego. I took another pelagic birding trip in Monterey Bay, and had a FANTASTIC time! SHEARWATER JOURNEYS PELAGIC TRIPS . Black-footed albatrosses are commonly seen on Bodega pelagic trips but disappear after summer from Monterey Bay. Trips farther offshore may have fewer birds — and long Depart at noon. He has an MS in biology from the University of Utah where he focused on the co-evolutionary history … Monterey Bay, California. The two sites share the same ocean, but the bird watching at each can be quite different. Inshore species are excluded. November 21st (Sat), 2020 . Click on a date to go directly to the seabird trip reservation for that date. More Trip Details: A variety of snack foods and drinks will be available. Brookline Bird Club, Glen D'Etremont, 5 Christopher Rd, Randolph, MA 02368 (781) 961 2616. SHEARWATER JOURNEYS PELAGIC TRIPS . After some early morning birding, we drive to Monterey where we have the luxury of a four-night stay due to the abundance of excellent birding in the area. So as with all birding, there are no guarantees. Breaching Risso's Dolphin, Sea Otter eating a crab There's plenty of information on the internet about Pelagic birds, Monterey, Bodega Bay, and birding California. Fortunately, such trips are available throughout the year on Monterey Bay (most frequently August to October). Please do not call me or the shop because the weather can change drastically overnight. Thanks for getting on the birds, great meals, and care/attention from the crew! debi@shearwaterjourneys.com Listing of species seen for each two week period that we run trips from Hatteras,... Read More "Seabird Diversity" Black-capped Petrel. Trips from Monterey often venture into Santa Cruz County waters. RESERVATIONS: Payment, in full by check or money order will secure your booking. Worcestershire, United Kingdom 45 contributions 20 helpful votes. Monterey Bay Whale Watch Price $24. Sunday August 22 (8 hr) Just a few miles from shore one can observe pelagic seabirds that travel across both the hemisphere and the ocean to feed in the bountiful waters of Monterey Bay. Date/Times: Friday, 9/22/17, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic Sunday, 9/24/17, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monterey Sea valley: Fall Seabird Classic Both trips depart from Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey at Chris’ Fishing shop, and run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. February 20, 2015 February 20, 2015 brighamstephen. Sunday September 5 (8 hr) Please include the name, home address, phone/email of each person in your party as required by the USCG. Deep-water rarities are more likely off Bodega Bay, but sea conditions can be rougher there. Much of the northern rim of the main submarine canyon is in Santa Cruz County, as is its productive tributary, Soquel Submarine Canyon. Black-footed albatrosses are commonly seen on Bodega pelagic trips but disappear after summer from Monterey Bay. It was my first choice. Monterey Seabirds Seabird Cruise Trip Reports. Most organized birding trips leave at dawn from Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey. Fortunately, such trips are available throughout the year on Monterey Bay (most frequently August to October). ELKHORN SLOUGH SAFARI Date/Time: 9/23/16 to 9/25/16. Trip report for Seabird Cruise sponsored by Monterey Bay Whale Watch. Shearwater Birding Tours. Check with vendor for times. brandt's cormorant-270/1. the complete species list for shearwater journeys' september 3, 2016 monterey bay pelagic trip follows. Sunday September 19 (8 hr) Monterey Seabirds offers the most affordable pelagic trips on the west coast. We continue with storm-petrels through phalaropes. The water of Monterey Bay was choppy and dark beneath a cloudy sky. allotted to a Pelagic in Monterey Bay. Pelagic birding is often described as "the last frontier" of birding. northern/pacific fulmar- 1/0. Boats chartered for whale watching or fishing also encounter pelagic birds, but these forays are usually unsatisfactory. The legendary skipper Richard Ternullo was our skipper for many years. Excellence in Pelagic Birding. Monterey Bay is ideal for pelagic bird trips for several outstanding reasons: 1) The edge of the continental shelf is very close to shore at this point, bringing deep-water species in and cutting down boat com- muting time to truly oceanic waters. Costs for 8 hour Monterey Sea Canyon trips are $125 per person and 12 hour offshore Albacore Grounds trips are $160. Bird ABA’s southernmost borders and beyond. We’re fortunate in the Bay Area to have access to good day-long pelagic birding trips. www.shearwaterjourneys.com Humpback Whale tail When Russ and I were living in Madison, Wisconsin, in the 70s, one of my birding friends, a retired Forest Service ecologist named Frank Freese, went on a couple of birding trips out in the Pacific Ocean off Monterey Bay with a woman named Debi Shearwater. The Monterey Bay Birding Festival field trips leaders are all extraordinary birders who delight in sharing their love of birds and favorite birding venues with you. Internationally renowned as one of the most potentially rewarding areas to take to the sea, the trip did not disappoint. buller's shearwater- 0/2. RJ ADAMS A native Californian, RJ has lived and birded throughout the state for nearly 30 years. Of course, not all birds will be found every trip, even in the prime season. Extraordinary Field Trip Leaders, Presenters and Workshops. 514 likes. All photos on this page were taken on Monterey Bay. YOUTH PRICE – Birders 19 and under are eligible for a discounted price on Half Moon Bay and Monterey trips. Monterey County's top dozen birding sites are: Monterey Bay pelagic trip [includes Monterey harbor — worth a visit without a boat] Elkhorn Slough & Moss Landing area [Jetty Road, Elkhorn Slough NERR, Moonglow Dairy +] Pt. SPACE AVAILABLE ON ALL TRIPS, UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE. These trips were offered in conjunction with the Monterey Bay Birding Festival which is headquartered in Watsonville, CA. Similar in size to the Grand Canyon of the American Southwest, this geologic feature creates cold-water upwellings, rich in nutrients that foster a remarkable diversity of seabirds and cetaceans. Pelagic sea birding on Monterey Bay Trips depart from Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay, and Sausalito to the Farallon Islands. Please include the name, K Gabriel, September 2020. Beginning August and running until October 21, we have a full line up of seabird and offshore trips ahead. The half day trip is geared to people new at this pelagic thing, or those who want to minimize the time on a boat. with limited or no internet connection. SUMMARY Fantastic! Skipper Richard Ternullo was a lifelong resident of the Monterey Peninsula and had led natural history trips for more than 30 years, sadly he passed away in 2016. ELKHORN SLOUGH SAFARI. Debi Shearwater (previously Millichap) is a pioneer of pelagic birding, and started her Monterey company, Shearwater Journeys in 1976. I took a very brief business trip to California last week. We begin with albatrosses through shearwaters. 514 likes. Boats chartered for whale watching or fishing also encounter pelagic birds, but these forays are usually unsatisfactory. Ron Weeks, September, 2019. I hope to get some good photos or at least decent ones to post - if I don't get sea sick. Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Late season seabird search - Half Moon Bay $220 - Booking and payment. We shall leave San Mateo at 5 AM to drive to Monterey for an all day Fall Seabird Classic pelagic trip on Monterey Bay with Shearwater Journeys. The Monterey Bay Birding Festival field trips leaders are all extraordinary birders who delight in sharing their love of birds and favorite birding venues with you. Monterey Seabirds. The following Seabird Cruise reports were prepared by Roger Wolfe from 2002 through 2012 and by Tim Amaral starting in 2013, unless otherwise noted. So come on down to the City of Monterey and experience a birder's paradise. The combination of these elements within a semi-protected bay makes Monterey a worldwide destination for pelagic birding. It has been an amazing journey, to be sure. Monterey Pelagic Birding Trip. Here's a couple of shots of Monterey Bay. Up and down! Long-beaked Common Dolphins Met clients in the SF Bay area on Thursday morning, then drove down to Monterey for Friday morning meetings. Monterey Seabirds offers the most affordable pelagic trips on the west coast. I took a very brief business trip to California last week. I usually do one or two a year, with August to October being the months I consider most rewarding for a beginning sea birder. Research cruises and occasional deep-water pelagic birding trips however, have ... Monterey Bay is world famous for its highly accessible pelagic seabirds and marine mammals. From the base of the wave to the billow’s crown; And amidst the flashing and feathery foam. We are taking bookings now for 2020. Bookings for 2020 Pelagic Trips are Now Available . Pelagic sea birding on Monterey Bay Pelagic Seabird Trips in 2021. Price $62. Just offshore of Monterey, California lies a 6000-foot deep submarine canyon running right down the middle of the Monterey Bay. Sea conditions can be variable; (Pelagic comes from the Greek word for sea, pelagos.) Harbor Seal Howdy, Seabirders, This is a trip report for Shearwater Journeys' September 14, 15, 16, 2012. prepared for any type of weather while out on the water. $180 for 12-hour trips (same price for adults and children). Seabirding & COVID-19 ; Seabird Diversity. The trips also offer We do not make decisions regarding cancellation until the morning of the trip. PELAGIC BIRDS OF MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA RICHARD W. STALLCUP, 4409 44th Avenue, Sacramento, California 95824 Monterey Bay is one of the best and most accessible localities in the world to observe a large variety of seabirds. Please do not call me or the shop because the weather can change drastically overnight. Date/Times: Friday, 9/22/17, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monterey Bay: Fall Seabird Classic Sunday, 9/24/17, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monterey Sea valley: Fall Seabird Classic Both trips depart from Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey at Chris’ Fishing shop, and run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here are some sites which teem with information. Monterey Bay Birding Festival. Please email Debi before sending a payment. I usually do one or two a year, with August to October being the months I consider most rewarding for a beginning sea birder. 9 hrs 8 am- 5 pm Ticket prices are $125 and can be booked by calling Island packers at (805) 642-1393 or online at www.IslandPackers.com . The year 2018 marks 43 years of offering pelagic trips by Shearwater Journeys! We do not make decisions regarding cancellation until the morning of the trip. There will be enthusiastic guides, spotters & photographers on board to make your day a memorable one. All photos on this page were taken on Monterey Bay (except for one San Diego photo so labeled). Regular dedicated birding pelagic trips from North Carolina and Virginia See Life Paulagics Ten or more pelagic trips from Cape May, Belmar, NJ, or Lewes,DE including winter trips for Great Skua and Alcids. Rather mediocre video of sea lions, some cormorants and gulls, a humpback whale and a black-footed albatross from Monterey Seabirds pelagic birdwatching trip, October 14, 2007. Shearwater Journeys 2019 Schedule of adventures on Monterey Bay, Half Moon Bay. A few of the marine mammals Monterey Bay is particularly attractive to marine life because of the close proximity to shore of the continental shelf and deep underwater canyons over 3,000 m deep. The two sites share the same ocean, but the bird watching at each can be quite different. Of course, not all birds will be found every trip, even in the prime season. Designed for both seasoned and beginning birders, as well as outdoor lovers, the festival offers a unique opportunity to explore, learn, and appreciate world-class habitats such as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Elkhorn Slough National Marine Estuary, and Pinnacles National Monument. you should bring a lunch and any other food you want. Flew in late, had a late dinner at the best Chinese restaurant in the world (Golden Willow in Concord, if you’re curious). Sunday October 10 (8 hr) I'm currently in Monterey Bay for my first Pelagic Birding trip out to sea. Each year we have a stellar line-up of evening presentations and daily workshops to augment your birding festival experience. Skipper Richard Ternullo has more than 28 years experience leading seabird and whalewatching trips. Expand a Monterey or Bay Area vacation with a professionally guided Monterey Bay ($145 as of 2010), Offshore Half Moon Bay ($148 as of 2010) or other birding tour. 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